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Lajčák named high representative

SLOVAK diplomat Miroslav Lajčák was appointed High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina by the Peace Implementation Council Steering Board in Sarajevo on May 11. Lajčák will serve simultaneously as the EU Special Envoy to Bosnia and Herzegovina, replacing High Representative Christian Schwarz-Schilling, whose mandate in the area expires at the end of June.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry hailed Lajčák's appointment as further evidence that the country's foreign policy and diplomacy is viewed in the world as competent enough to negotiate pan-European issues.

Currently, Lajčák, 44, is director-general for political affairs at the Slovak foreign ministry with his experience including issues concerning the Balkans, EU common foreign and security policy and Euro-Atlantic matters.

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